William Goldman – the screenwriter who made tumbling down a hill romantic within the traditional “The Princess Bride” — has died.
Goldman, who additionally gained Oscars for writing “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men,” died Thursday evening in his Manhattan residence following issues from colon most cancers and pneumonia, this in accordance with a number of retailers.
He was surrounded by household and buddies. Goldman’s well being had been deteriorating as of late however had worsened over the summer season.
Goldman’s hit ‘Princess Bride‘ featured a star-studded solid that included Robin Wright, Billy Crystal and Andre the Giant. No doubt Goldman can be greatest remembered for concocting a battle of wits with a Sicilian, and imagining Westley the steady boy rising up into the Dread Pirate Roberts (spoiler alert) within the ’80s … nevertheless, his profession stretched throughout a long time.
The Oscar-winning screenwriter started his profession as a novelist earlier than writing his first screenplay in 1965. Goldman paired up with Robert Redford in 1969 for the western traditional ‘Butch Cassidy’ … incomes Goldman an Academy Award for greatest authentic screenplay in 1970.
They paired up once more a couple of years later for the political thriller … incomes him once more one other Academy Award in 1977 for greatest authentic screenplay. Goldman additionally wrote “Marathon Man,” “The Stepford Wives,” “Chaplin” and “A Bridge Too Far,” and had a hand in “A Few Good Men” and “Indecent Proposal”
He was 87.